One of the books I read over the summer was Johnny Tremain. Johnny Tremain was an interesting book. It dealt with the time period around the Boston revolt. The book dealt with a lot of drama and issues between the characters. In the book you can see how God worked his miracles. He showed mercifulness, he helped Johnny overcome his pride, and, also with the struggles with his family.
The first thing God did was show mercifulness. Johnny Tremain was a silversmith and that was his dream since he was little. Back then you were not allowed to work on the Sabbath and Johnny tremain broke that rule. Johnny also had a lot of pride because he knew he was one of the best silversmiths in Boston and that got on peoples nerves. Johnny’s cousin Dove played a prank on Johnny that day and gave him a cracked crucible. Johnny did not know that it was cracked so he tried to melt it and it burst and Johnny had a bad burn on his hand. Since Johnny could not do much more he ended going to the army. He went to a doctor and the doctor said that he would be able to remove the burn but he would not be able to silversmith. After the burn on his hand was gone Johnny became a better soldier and he developed a greater love for his country.
The second scenario that God helped Johnny with was his pride. Johnny’s ego made him a bit unlikable and he was told about it all the time. I think God let the burn to be on his hand to humble Johnny’s. That humbled Johnny because after his gift was taken away he didn’t know what to do and there was nothing for him to brag about anymore. Johnny learned a valuable lesson which was, to be grateful for the gifts you have but don’t abuse it because you might get them taken away. After that Johnny no longer had a high ego and that made him a better person.
The last scenario God was shown through was when he helped Johnny through his family problems. Since Johnny had a crippled hand he was uncap able of doing much. So the people in his house hold looked down...